Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from Air Force to Develop a Real-time Spectroscopic Chemical Diagnostics System for Hypersonic Propulsion Systems
Typical ground testing of scramjet propulsion systems often requires test facilities to provide pre-heated fuel to simulate the effect of the vehicle heat exchanger in flight. To better simulate the effects of specific heat exchangers, real-time information is needed on the state of the conditioned fuel supplied. Mainstream has been developing advanced sensors for many diverse applications and in this case will develop a compact system to analyze high temperature / high pressure hydrocarbon fuels so that the level of chemical decomposition of the scramjet fuel is known in real time.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 33-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally-safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, advanced sensors, biomass conversion, chemical technology and materials science.